How Thieves Are Going High-Tech to Steal Cars

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Now that we’re in the era of “The Internet Of Everything” new vehicles are bursting with web-related features and storing all kinds of individual data. So, it’s no wonder some car thieves have gone high-tech to figure out new ways of making off with your brand new baby. Here are some things to look out for…
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Hacking The Keyless Remote

Every time you press that button it transmits signals at up to 50 feet or so. Anyone within that range can capture and use that info to swipe your ride. There’s really no solution for this one. Except, using the key?
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Hacking GPS Data

What your stored GPS data consists of tells a surprisingly intimate story of your personal life. Names, addresses, routines. There’s a whole book in that thing…
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Eavesdropping New Car Buyers

Everybody blabs lots of details when they get a new gadget. Expensive new cars are top of the list. Keep your mouth shut…
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Digital Carjacking

Getting hold of your codes means thieves can follow you and force you to stop at a convenient place. Then, good old fashioned carjacking takes over…
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Hacking The VIN

By learning your VIN, a surprising amount of data can be found online. So far, this is kind of new and car manufacturers don’t really have a solution for this one yet…
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Hacking The Dealer

Why hack the car? By hacking the dealer, thieves have access to potentially hundreds of brand new vehicles…
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OnStar Impersonation

Despite TV commercials, OnStar reps (and operators on similar networks) can’t recognize you by your voice. Keep that info secret!
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Keyless Remote Ignition

Believe it or not, using your keyless entry remote sometimes opens other car doors and allows for an ignition start. Try it yourself next time you’re in a garage bursting with many different, late model cars. Just don’t get caught…
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And, Finally…

The mysterious “Black Box Laptop” method. So far, police are baffled by this technique. Grainy surveillance cameras haven’t helped, but cops believe thieves are just hacking your car’s “digital signature” and driving off. Along with your ATM pin code…
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